Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EDL 830 Schools and Social Justice- 3 credits
Schools have long been regarded as part of the fabric of social justice in our American democracy as they pursue the goal of providing a means of equal opportunity to all children. This course asks how well the schools have accomplished this task and presents ways leaders can do better at reaching this goal. We'll discuss what the saying, "all children can learn" means in school practice, and evaluate organizational and institutional policies to determine if they support or undermine this belief. We'll discuss how school leaders can collaborate with parents, community agencies and other institutions to work for social justice and we'll examine ways leaders can assist students to learn their role as citizens in working for social justice. Finally, we'll consider the ethical dilemmas faced by school leaders as they apply policies and resources in the task of ensuring that all children can learn.